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Saudi Arabian Airlines Takes Delivery of New Airbus A330

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudi Arabias national airline, has become the newest operator of the Airbus A330, after taking delivery of its first long range Airbus aircraft in almost 30 years.

 The Rolls-Royce powered A330-300, is the first to be delivered from an order for eight aircraft signed in July 2008.

"We are seeing rising passenger demand and with unbeatable economics and passenger comfort, the A330 is the ideal aircraft. Together with our new Airbus A320s, our A330s will allow us to get the maximum efficiency from flying two aircraft families which share common controls and maintenance, said His Excellency Engineer Khalid al Molhem.

The A330-300 has a range of up to 5,650 nm / 10,500 km with a full passenger load. Highly efficient and optimized for the medium to extended range market, the A330-300 offers balance between range and cost. Orders for the A330 stand at more than 1080 aircraft.

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